Dumpsta Dragons has performed hundreds of shows for children throughout BC and Saskatchewan. Alcvin Ramos is a recognized grand master of the Japanese Shakuhachi and has also trained extensively on the didgeridoo with aboriginal masters in Australia. Andrew Kim has toured the world with Delhi2dublin, studied sitar in India under a master, and has toured with numerous African bands. He was also featured on an album by Raffi and has been the subject of 3 CBC documentaries. Together they bring joy and inspiration to children with their unique blend of traditional and homemade instruments!
Today the Dumpsta Dragons came and performed at my high school in Clearwater, BC. I have to admit that this was probably the best experience I have ever had at this school; they were so amusing and talented and over all just incredible I was practically speechless throughout it. They share a bit of where they have gone, how they make their instruments and much more. They involve everyone in the audience and just put a big smile on my face! Afterwards my friends and myself took a picture with the band and principle of the school. Great job, you guys! If you can, please come back next year so I can have this experience again! Aireal, Student, Clearwater Secondary
What Dumpsta Dragons brought to the group of children was nothing less than life-changing. The ingenuity, talent, passion and creativity sparkled, and the audience was mesmerized. There was a 'buzz' around the school for several days after the performance; not only the students, but the teachers who were present were all blown away by the show. I would love to have the Dumpsta Dragons back to our school for another performance next year, and for anyone thinking of booking these musicians for their school - go for it! They are fantastic. Katherine Fawcett, Music Teacher, Whistler Waldorf School
Dumpsta Dragons puts on a show that is probably one of the best children's performances that I have ever seen! After the show, one of our students said to me, 'Everything they said about music is exactly how I feel about music!' I'm sure the performance had a profound impact on his life. I can wholeheartedly recommend this group! Andree Montigny, Grade 1 Teacher, Ecole la Passerelle, Whistler
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 1,000 students
Fee Range: $795 - $1095 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
This performance exposes children to a musical cultural tapestry, combining instruments such as sitar, Japanese shakuhachi and didgeridoo, with homemade, recycled inventions such as the 'Moroccan hockey stick' and 'Persian tennis racquet'. Alcvin demonstrates didgeridoo through mimicking animals and Andrew transforms a spoon into a bass! Volunteers experience jamming with the band, beatboxing, tribal dance and digital looping. Performers describe their musical journeys, inspiring the children to follow their musical dreams and believe in themselves!